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Waxman, Franz 1906-1967

Works: 875 works in 1,739 publications in 7 languages and 34,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Religious films  War films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Humor  Juvenile works 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Performer, msd, Director, Instrumentalist, Curator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Franz Waxman
The Philadelphia story by George Cukor ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sophisticated screwball comedy, rife with smart dialogue, the Philadelphia Story centers on the society event of the season: the second marriage of icy, judgmental, moneyed socialite Tracy Lord to nouveau riche George Kittredge. Her first husband, suave and devilish C.K. Dexter Haven, complicates matters by finagling wedding invitations for incognito reporter Mike Connor and his photographer Liz Imbrie, to do a tell-all exposé. But Haven's motives for giving the tabloid access to Tracy's big day may not be as mercenary and mean-spirited as they first appear
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man in a wheelchair spies on his neighbors through the window and comes to suspect one of them of murder
Sunset Boulevard by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance. Thinking she is mad, he tries to leave, but Norma kills him. scene which she believes is the highlight of her comeback movie
A place in the sun by George Stevens ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clift plays an impoverished young man determined to win a place in respectable society and the heart of a beautiful socialite. When his pregnant ex-girlfriend threatens his professional and romantic prospects, he is driven to a desperate act of passion that destroys his chances of moving up in society. Dreiser's story was first filmed in 1931 by Josef von Sternberg
Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A vacationing young lady meets, falls in love with, and marries handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter. He takes his new bride home to his estate, Manderley. But the new Mrs. de Winter finds her married life dominated by the sinister, almost spectral influence of Maxim's late wife, Rebecca, who still rules from beyond the grave
Suspicion by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and French and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sedate young girl marries a playboy, and comes to suspect that he is trying to murder her
Woman of the year by George Stevens ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other
A day at the races by Sam Wood ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2004 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Groucho and Chico are working in a sanatorium. We are asked to believe that the Brothers are more interested in saving the sanatorium from bankruptcy than in the racetrack next door. Groucho, in reality a horse doctor, is hypochondriac Margaret Dumont's personal physician ('Marry me and I'll never look at another horse'). Chico is a loyal employee and his friend Harpo is a jockey. A highlight is an encounter in which Chico systematically fleeces Groucho
Bride of Frankenstein by James Whale ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baron von Frankenstein is blackmailed by Dr. Praetorious into reviving his monster and building a mate for it
The Spirit of St. Louis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Rudyard Kipling's Captains courageous ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a rich brat falls overboard at sea, he's rescued by a Portuguese fishing boat, and eventually forms a bond with one of the crewmen
Stalag 17 by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blend of comedy and drama showing the monotonous yet anxiety filled existence of the inmates of a German prisoner-of-war camp in World War II, as they discover that they have a spy in their midst
Peyton Place by Grace Metalious ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allison MacKenzie looks back on life in the New England town where she grew up around the time of Pearl Harbor. Beneath the town's placid god-fearing exterior lay any number of dark secrets
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Mister Roberts by John Ford ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
Night and the city by Jules Dassin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1950 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two-bit London hustler Harry Fabian aches for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he stumbles upon a chance of a lifetime in the form of legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh, and soon Fabian learns the horrible price of his ambition
Fury by Fritz Lang ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A once decent man becomes ruthless and bitter when he's falsely accused of a crime and becomes a target for a lynch mob. He escapes, but refuses to let his survival be known, so his attackers can be charged with murder
Run silent, run deep ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and German and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The realities of submarine warfare during World War II in the Pacific, is centered around two submarine officers who are destined to clash with each other from the first moment they meet
Destination Tokyo ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1943 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-four hours out of San Francisco, submarine captain Cassidy unseals his top-secret orders and reads two fateful words: Destination Tokyo. Set during the second World War, depicts the story of a submarine and its crew as they sail to Tokyo, Japan to sink Japanese warships
Mr. Skeffington ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dealing openly with anti-Semitism and Nazi atrocities, the story spans World War I, Prohibition and the preliminary volley of World War II. Fanny (Bette Davis) thrives on the adulation of countless suitors before and after she marries Job Skeffington (Claude Rains). Ravaged by age and illness, Fanny clings to Job's promise that "a woman is beautiful only when she is loved."
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Alternative Names
d'Alba, José, 1906-1967
D'Alba, José 1906-1967 Pseudonym
Vaksman, F., 1906-1967
Wachsmann, F.
Wachsmann, F. (Franz), 1906-1967
Wachsmann, Franz, 1906-1967
Wachsmann, Franz 1906-1967 Frueherer Name
Waxman, F. 1906-1967
Waxman, F. (Franz), 1906-1967
Waxman Franck 1906-1967
Waxman Frank 1906-1967
Waxman, Franz
Waxmann, Franz 1906-1967
English (211)
French (21)
Spanish (21)
German (18)
Italian (6)
Multiple languages (3)
Polish (2)